Woven Voices: Gloria Vando & Anika ParisPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130322, 20121012
Award winning Poet Gloria Vando—daughter of poet, playwright, and actress Anita Velez-Mitchell and mother to poet and musician Anika Paris—grew up both a part of and apart from the two worlds of New York and Puerto Rico. The trio published Woven Voices: Three Generations of Puertoriquena Poets Look at their American Lives. Vando and Paris talk about the poetry collection, history and longing, and the family’s creative contributions in the production of the musical drama, Temple of the Souls.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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